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Tag: Gold
  • The Near Future of the Dollar, Gold, and Silver

    Since 2001, the dollar has lost 81% of its value compared to gold. With the Federal Reserve now printing an average of $85 billion per month, the dollar is being watered down even further compared to the value of gold. As Moneyball author Michael Lewis wrote in his book Liar’s Poker, “If the United States …

  • Money Monday – My Experience Buying Gold and Silver Bullion Coins Last Week

    Suiting action to words last week, I finally made a trip to a local coin store in my city to start my run on the global fiat banking system by letting their bad money drive the good money (gold and silver) into my new hoard of inflation-proof value. I’m hoping that when the fiat money …

  • Five Gold Rings for All 7 Billion of Us

    How would you like to get 5 gold rings along with everybody else in the world? See other interesting gold facts from this infographic after the jump (click on it to view full size). 

  • Don’t Be an Uneducated Silver and Gold Buyer

    I know being a student or recent grad doesn’t allow for much investing, but as of late many opportunities have come up to get your physical silver and gold purchases started. I won’t go into detail about my own personal investment practices, however I went into most of my investments trusting the person on the …

  • Hugo Chavez Goes for The Gold

    From food to oil, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is well known for his obsession with nationalizing industry after industry in his country in the name of “the revolution.”  Now, he has moved on to gold. From Reuters:  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Wednesday he will nationalize the gold industry, including extraction and processing, and …

  • Gold Volatility

    After checking Monex once again today, I noticed that gold has dropped $53 and has lost its coveted summit as most expensive (per ounce) popularly-traded precious metal. The current ratio of gold to platinum is now (rounded to the nearest thousandth) 0.978 to 1. But why did gold all of a sudden drop so rapidly …

  • Gold Hits Record High as US Heads Closer to Default

    With a week to go before the debt ceiling deadline is hit, investors and traders are getting their emergency disaster kits ready for the potential of a U.S. credit downgrade, and they’re filling those kits with gold and silver, rather than U.S. Treasury bonds. After talks of a deal were delayed once more, gold rose …

  • Buying Silver on eBay

    In the recent weeks, many have rushed to buy silver as they have seen it trend upwards.  Your first inclination may be to go to the place down the street to purchase your silver rounds or bars at a coin/metals retailer. Yet there is an alternative that some may not think of: eBay. I decided …

  • Gold, Silver End 10-Day Rally, Longest in 21 Years

    Gold prices have dropped today after a 10-day rally drove the price up to over $1600 an ounce. This was the longest rally for gold since January 1980, and it comes at a time when investors are becoming more and more wary of the European and American economies. This rally represents the growing discontent over …

  • Why Gold Prices Are Setting New Records

    With gold prices nearly doubling in the past 3 years—recently surpassing $1500 an ounce—one might be wondering:  How high can it go? The Daily Reckoning believes gold prices still have  the potential to reach even higher numbers and are urging people to invest in precious metals sooner rather than later: We don’t expect the gold …